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3 Doors Down has canceled their upcoming April and May tour dates in the U.S. in light of bassist Todd Harrell’s vehicular homicide by intoxication charge.
Harrell, 41, was arrested and charged over the weekend after clipping a pickup truck as he sped down Interstate 40 in the Nashville suburb of Hermitage. The truck collided with a guardrail, fell down an embankment and overturned, resulting in the death of its driver, 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr. Shoulders had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
In a statement released Monday, a rep for the band said: “Out of respect to Paul Howard Shoulders Jr. and his family, 3 Doors Down has canceled the band’s four scheduled U.S. April/May appearances. They will resume touring May 31 in Moscow and return to the U.S. for scheduled dates in July.”
Harrell, whose car struck a retaining wall about a quarter of a mile away, “acknowledged consuming hard cider and taking prescription Lortab” as well as Xanax, police said in a statement to the Associated Press.
He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday and also faces charges of bringing controlled substances into jail; police found hidden in his sock a plastic bag filled with Xanax pills, Oxycodone pills and Oxymorphone pills. His bond is set at $100,000.
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